Meet the Man Who Made a Fortune Cashing in on the Hidden Chinese Wealth of San Gabriel Valley

David Lee keeps the area’s super-wealthy stocked with luxury goods

The Queen of Florencia

A mother of four, Arlene Rodriguez lived a double life as the first female shot caller for the Florencia 13 Gang, and a real estate agent

How a Ballet Dancer Reinvented UCLA Gymnastics, Survived Cancer, and Inspired a Community

Miss Val can’t teach you to cartwheel, but she has changed how young gymnasts think about the sport—and themselves

The Cop Who Became a Robber

Randy Adair was a celebrated LAPD detective. In his retirement, he knocked off banks.

Inside the Los Angeles Clinic That Uses Ketamine to Treat Depression

Depression is all too common, especially among people in the tech sector. That’s why denizens of Silicon Beach have been flocking to a local clinic that offers a radical alternative when standard treatments fall short

What Pickup Basketball Reveals About L.A.

Whether the setting is one of L.A.’s more rarefied neighborhoods or one of its most destitute, the rules are the same: Anybody can play, but it takes something else to stay

From the Archives: The Machiavelli of Muck

His double-dealing made him Hollywood’s top investigator. Then it all fell apart

The Hollywood Exec and the Hand Transplant That Changed His Life

In just 30 hours, a superfit reality TV producer went from the top of his game to the precipice of death. What happened next would teach him everything about grace, resolve, and the power of love.

10 Intense Southern California Trails For Avid Hikers

If you provide the boots and the gumption, we’ll get you there. A secret waterfall. A lost mountain city. A wild river gorge. Time to hit the trail